Down Home Southern-Style Green Beans

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"Sometimes you want that deep Southern flavor that you can only get from fresh green beans cooked with bacon,but you really don't have time to cook them from scratch.Well several years ago my sister Flora,taught me a way to make canned green beans taste pretty close to what you might've been cooking from fresh all day long. Since I didn't list any salt or pepper to the recipe,that's going to be strictly up to you.This recipe is easily doubled,but I suggest only three pieces of bacon.Submitted to " ZAZZ "on 9/13/13. " Keep Smiling :)"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (302.9 g)
  • Calories 318.5
  • Total Fat - 24.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 61.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1097 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.4 g
  • Sugars - 5.2 g
  • Protein - 13.3 g
  • Calcium - 88 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a 2 quart saucepan,add chopped bacon,cook over medium heat until the fat has rendered off and bacon is slightly browned.

Step 2

Then add onion to bacon and cook until softened(if you need extra fat to cook the onion add butter or margarine).

Step 3

Pour green beans with liquid,and the water into bacon/onion mixture.

Step 4

Sprinkle with sugar and mix well.

Step 5

When beans reaches a medium boil,cover with a slightly tilted lid,turn to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes.


No special items needed.

11 Reviews


These remind me of the green beans my granny used to make, but without all the time and work. I'll be filing this one away to use again and again.


review by:
(1 Oct 2018)


I am sorry to say this didn't work well for me. My green beans were soaking in grease, and using the canned green beans was a mistake. Fresh is always better. I don't think I will make this again.


review by:
(31 Mar 2018)


Just like we used to have when I was a kid. I used French cut canned beans. Turned out delicious.


review by:
(9 Aug 2017)


Easy, tasty and just wonderful. I have made similar but the addition of the sugar made these special! Loved em~


review by:
(11 Oct 2016)


I made these using frozen whole green beans. Delicious! Had them with a ham steak cooked on the grill and sweet potatoes with cinnamon butter. A true Southern experience!


review by:
(25 Jun 2015)


As others have said, this is a great way to jazz up canned beans. Will definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.


review by:
(16 Sep 2014)

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